This is my special blend of beeswax and mineral oil that I use to treat all of my wooden utensils. It keeps them looking nice while preventing them from drying out. Just apply with your fingertips, absorbs quickly into the wood. We recommend applying after every half dozen or so handwashings. This 4 oz. tin will last a long, long time and may also be used on cutting boards, butcher blocks and any other unfinished wood surfaces. Totally natural and food-safe.